Restaurant Roundup: Glittered wings, Unhappy Meals?

Feb. 15, 2018

Chicken wings of gold? Diners at Buffalo Wild Wings can add sparkle to their meal to celebrate the Winter Olympics. As part of #WingBling, the restaurant will dust edible gold glitter — aka sugar sprinkles — on orders of wings.

Another chicken restaurant is getting in on the Winter Olympics promotions. If the U.S. wins 10 gold medals in South Korea, Cowboy Chicken will give customers a free entree.  We’re halfway there! The national chain opened a restaurant in Sioux Falls last month.

Happy Meals are trying to be Healthier Meals. McDonald’s is dumping cheeseburgers as a standard option, cutting the amount of French fries and reducing the sugar in the chocolate milk. Bottled water will be a beverage option. All Happy Meals in the U.S. will have 600 calories or less by June. Parents can still request a cheeseburger. On a happier note, Shamrock Shakes are back.

Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen dumped its menu Tuesday night and became Taqueria El Circo. The restaurant served tacos and chips with salsa and chorizo queso. “It was pretty insane,” co-owner Barry Putzke said of the number of tacos served. He and co-owner chef Jordan Taylor are thinking about doing more pop-up shops, “whether it will be tacos or something else, maybe once a month.” Keep an eye on social media for dates and menus.

Big-eater Ethan Teske returned to Sioux Falls to take on the 5-pound food challenge at Sickies Garage. The Minnesota successfully completed the Victory Lap Challenge within the one-hour time limit. That’s a sandwich that includes a patty melt on the top and bottom, a grilled cheese in the middle and layers above and below that with a burger patty, bacon, pulled pork, fried pickles, fried jalapenos and boneless wings – and a 2-pound side of fries. In November, Teske was the first to tackle The Keg’s Yard Bird Challenge with 5 pounds of food. In addition to bragging rights, conquerors of the Sickies contest win a T-shirt and get their meal for free.

Boss’ Pizza and Chicken has expanded to Rapid City. The restaurant, which is owned by founder Jeremy Seefeldt and a partner, opened in December. It’s the seventh location for the business that Seefeldt started in Sioux Falls in 2005. The West River expansion started last summer with a site in Keystone that is open during the tourism season. Other locations are in Minnesota and Nebraska. Boss’ features specialty pizzas and broasted chicken, with delivery until 3 a.m.

The beer list for Monks House of Ale Repute’s annual Brrvana party Feb. 24 is an interesting read of ingredients. Varieties ranging from porters to saisons include flavors like pumpkin, jalapeno, plum, passion fruit, strawberry, pear, pineapple milkshake, vanilla chai, coconut espresso, red wine, Scotch, mocha mint, cocoa raspberry, salted caramel, honey and wild rose petal. And there are the names like Plead the Fifth, Oil of Gladness, Broken Rib, The Wild One, Smoking Betty, Tropic Thunder, Lord Grizzy and Storm Trooper in Love. The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

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Restaurant Roundup: Glittered wings, Unhappy Meals?

Tidbits of news from Buffalo Wild Wings, Cowboy Chicken, McDonald’s, Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen, Sickies Garage, Boss’ Pizza and Chicken and Monks House of Ale Repute.

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